Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for March 04, 2024

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    Meowmocha  4 months ago

    Interesting timing that Bernice is telling Luann, “The problem is YOU,” while Toby Keith is singing “You, you, you, you, you…” in another browser tab.

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    beb01  4 months ago

    Rather than explain that Piro doesn’t want to be bothered just go on about how incredibly lame this puppet play idea is. It’s so Kindergarten level thinking.

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    reedkomicks Premium Member 4 months ago

    I told Greg in the survey that Bern would tell Luann about Piro. But I meant that she would keep the conversation brief and relevant, so Lu would not drive Piro over the edge…

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    Rhetorical_Question   4 months ago

    Luann is trivialize Piro’s issues with a puppet show?

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    Tyge Premium Member 4 months ago

    So! Will the hammer fall tomorrow? How will Luann take it, especially coming from Bernice?

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    BJShipley1  4 months ago

    In my extended family there’s a 35-year-old woman whose mind is stuck at ten years old, and she still comes across as more mature and adult than Luann. What is going on with G&K where they think this is normal?

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    J. Scarbrough  4 months ago

    Admittedly, I’ve an absurd affinity for alliteration.

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    ProclaimLiberty  4 months ago

    Bernice would not need to reveal any confidential information whatsoever if she would merely contradict Luann outright by answering her “Piro will love this!” with a straightforward statement “No, Piro will absolutely hate this!” “I can’t tell you anything about what he shared with me, but your approach and attitude toward him are entirely wrongheaded. Stop it! Stop it now! You’re just pushing him away; and so is Tara.” That would be the counsel of a friend.

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    kenhense  4 months ago

    Tiffany – Bets – SOMEBODY please rescue us from this arc.

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    belant  4 months ago

    Yes Bernice. Why don’t you out on your muse outfit so you can tell Luann how clueless she is?

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    snsurone76  4 months ago

    Will this be the time when Bernice finally moves out?

    Like Tiffany, it looks like Bernice is finally growing up. Which is much more than could be said of Luann!!

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 4 months ago

    And we’re back to the puppets…

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    Yakety Sax  4 months ago

    When I had graduated high school and got a job my parents took me and my maternal Grandmother up to Eureka Springs AR. Spent the night and next morning went for breakfast at a little diner that had a puppet suspended from the ceiling on small, thin springs. As I went by it I raised it up a little and let go. The springs resistance caused the legs to “walk” and the arms to wave around. Scared the living daylights out of the young child behind that I had not really noticed….(thought it was real)

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    lvlax  4 months ago

    Oh no… They kept this arc going?? Sorry, but this is just stupid.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I think that today, We have confirmation that Luann stayed at Kidz First entirely too long.


    Paper Puppet Shows are for six year olds, not brooding young adult males.

    I can’t think of a single young adult male in this Strip, who would appreciate something like that except maybe Les.

    Who’d say “Gee Thanks,” and quickly move on to something else while embracing the Wrong Idea.

    OTOH, Luann is going to make a great mom some day.

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    Wilkins068  4 months ago

    For some reason I’m seein Bernice with wires or strings operating Piro from above

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    Ruth Brown  4 months ago

    What does that title even mean?Piro’s has told them that he wants to be alone and walked out on their ideas to cheer him up. Never do the two give him space to talk.

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    illuminare  4 months ago

    I think Luann and Tara both need to see a shrink to deal with their mental issues.

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    French Persons Premium Member 4 months ago

    Maybe it really is time to bring back Ann Eiffel.

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    Wilkins068  4 months ago

    In th second picture I see only two puppet heads. One is Luann an the other one’s Piro. Do you think Bernice’ll have a fit if Luann makes th two puppets kiss?

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    mysterysciencefreezer  4 months ago

    If you use the word “wacky” and you’re not being sarcastic or ironic, hit the reset button. Bad plan.

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    Purple People Eater  4 months ago

    There’s a simple solution. Just pronounce the P, just like in p-sychiatrist.

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    OneTime59  4 months ago

    Somehow Luann has just got to find a way to get teaching children again.

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    rheddmobile  4 months ago

    This child needs to be taking a fuller schedule. Doesn’t she have a reading assignment?

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    kucpa Premium Member 4 months ago

    You can’t make a stink without P U.

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    jea9hrkr  4 months ago

    P and U as in that really stinks.

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    tremaine53  4 months ago

    ‘P U’ sums it up pretty nicely.

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    DaleMcNamee  4 months ago

    Isn’t there a mature adult in the comic that can help Piro deal with his problems ?

    Also, Bernice, Luann, and Tara need to “butt out”…

    Their “help” isn’t helping… Nor is this arc funny by any definition of funny…

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    Willywise52 Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s the poo-poo,Lu.

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    preacherman Premium Member 4 months ago

    Maybe not, Bernice. The puppet show might take Piro out of himself and his troubles. Developing distance can be a good therapy.

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    Meg: Much Seriousness Aside  4 months ago

    She won’t believe you.

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    rrsltx  4 months ago

    Seriously? This would be entertainment for a small child. Luann never left elementary school.

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    Ken Otwell  4 months ago

    Does anyone under 30 read Luann anymore? Anyone?

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    david_42  4 months ago

    In a prior life, Luann was a golden retriever.

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

    Bernice is actually giving Luann good advice and saying something helpful? I think I need to sit down.

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    BuckarooDave  4 months ago

    Q: will this week lead to a fall-out of this friendship?

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    chris_o42  4 months ago

    Ye Gods…

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    RSH  4 months ago

    Unable to spill the beans Bern runs off to spill them to Monstro or to ask Nancy for help.

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    steven r. Premium Member 4 months ago

    This getting old…

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    Caldonia  4 months ago

    Horrifying. This person is supposed to be college aged.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Okay, this is definitely a bad idea and Bernice is right to stop Luann before she makes a fool of herself in front of Piro, ending up with him actually despising her. The thing that surprise me the most is how reluctant Bernice seems to be explain to Luann why her idea is wrong. After seeing her telling jokes that sound more like insults hundreds of times, telling her BFF that she’s making a mistake should be easy for her. The seriousness of Bernice’s face seems to precede an important speech and I like it a lot.

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    comic reader 22  4 months ago

    I am never ever going to feel bad about ridiculing Luann’s stupid inept foolishness, because that is obviously what G&K want to have happen.

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    RSH  4 months ago

    we have to realize Luann still thinks that being funny makes Piro feel better. At one point he said that to her but then she started going way overboard. He hasn’t told her that it’s becoming a real turn off. So now we get to this. Luann thinks she is helping; of course it looks absurd to us. Hopefully Bern will choose one of the other options on the poll that we took besides just telling all to Luann. Piro not only confided in her but has flirted and given hints that they could have a stronger relationship. That’s strong stuff and i don’t believe Bern wants to ruin all of that.

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member 4 months ago

    So much for being focused on Piro. She seems to be focused on her juvenile project and besting Tara. It’s amazing how quickly she pulled that together. Take it to Kids R Us. I hope Bernice can stop Luann without spilling the beans.

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    aristotle835  4 months ago

    Bernice is right though, no matter how much she, herself is annoying. Piro doesn’t want that nonsense.

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    brick10  4 months ago

    OH, P-U! I get it….

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    The Old Wolf  4 months ago

    Scratching my head at how it’s possible for both of these gals to be so clueless on different levels.

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    random boredom  4 months ago

    Funny how Luann doesn’t recognize that Piro is literally avoiding her after leaving the class with them, then leaving as soon as Luann came home.

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    Rich Hansen Premium Member 4 months ago

    Why can the author not write about good people?

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    leighabc123  4 months ago

    Shut up Bernice before you lose Piro’s trust!

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    Medtech4  4 months ago

    You can’t “fix” people who are depressed by trying to get them to laugh or smile. It’s an imbalance in the brain that has to work itself out through therapy, rx meds or time.

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    Lord Flatulence Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Pump Piro?” “Blow it?” Hmmm.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Luann stop, you are trying to hard and not listing to anything Bernice has said.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  4 months ago

    See if Luann wants to babysit a little bit to give Piro a rest. Not the whole thing, just that.

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    well-i-never  4 months ago

    It’s both! PU.

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    Rockabore  4 months ago

    I think these two should go full Tom and Jerry to try to cheer Piro up. Suffering over the top comedically painful injuries has a chance to knock some sense into their heads.

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    Liam Astle Premium Member 4 months ago

    Tomorrow Luann sees her rivals sign. “Pump Piro’s…” “That’s a funny spelling of psyche,” Luann says.

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    elliel203  4 months ago

    The puppet show IS a great idea…for the 6 kids he babysits

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    MFishmanCross  4 months ago

    No teen/young adult in their right mind would try to cheer up another teen/young adult with a puppet show. Why are the Evanses infantilizing Luann?

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    Prescott_Philosopher   4 months ago

    One has to wonder if Karen even likes the characters who populate what is now her Luanniverse.

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    Darth Nefarius  4 months ago

    Is that the only thing of Piro’s that Luanne wants to pump?

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    The Quiet One  4 months ago

    For once I have to agree with Bernice.

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    percheronhitch6  4 months ago

    WTH…..She doesn’t just mentally regress, she becomes downright imbecilic.

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    melodymucisa  4 months ago

    And here we go…..

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    In the UK, the next step is called a “Stalking Restraining Order”.

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    JPuzzleWhiz  4 months ago

    I’m thinking that it will turn out that when Piro and Bernice were talking on the parlor couch, Nancy was in the adjacent kitchen, overhearing everything. She then tells Luann what really happened, and Bernice is saved from spilling the beans.

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    Ukko wilko  4 months ago

    Women, generally, cannot leave well enough alone.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 4 months ago

    Has Luann ever shown any interest in being a puppeteer? That’s not something you just suddenly start doing when you’re 18.

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    eddi-TBH  4 months ago

    Lu is taking clueless to new heights. Or depths.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  4 months ago

    Purdue University Good old PU

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  4 months ago

    Better try “the Lonely Goatherd” instead

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